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Funeral Mass (2019)

A Celebration of Life: Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco



Genre: Event

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-08-24

Duration: 02:24:29

Subjects: Blanco, Kathleen Babineaux, 1942-2019 | Funeral rites and ceremonies | Catholic Church


  • Blanco-Hartfield, Karmen Speaker
  • Boulet, Monique Blanco Speaker
  • Blanco, Raymond, Jr. Speaker
  • Blanco, Nicole Speaker
  • Eble, Pilar Blanco Speaker
  • Arceneaux, Chester Speaker
  • Deshotel, J. Douglas Speaker
  • Begnaud, David Speaker


This program features live coverage of the funeral mass for Governor Kathleen Blanco at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, Louisiana, on August 24, 2019. Before the mass, Governor Blanco’s five living children, Karmen Blanco-Hartfield, Monique Blanco Boulet, Raymond Blanco, Jr., Nicole Blanco, and Pilar Blanco Eble, deliver eulogies for their mother. The Very Reverend Father Chester Arceneaux serves as the celebrant for the mass. The mass also includes a prayer by Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel of Lafayette and a eulogy by David Begnaud of CBS News. Please note that there are technical difficulties throughout the video, including dropped frames, due to rain interfering with the satellite feed.